'Dive in...' is an invitation to take part in a shared meditative based experience along with other people, to enter... Read More
'Dive in...' is an invitation to take part in a shared meditative based experience along with other people, to enter our world of feelings, perceptions, and thoughts. The performance is constructed so that the participants can choose the extent of their engagement. It is possible to enter one of the 'meditation suits' that are neutral, human shaped soft apparatuses that help muffle the senses and assist during the first phase of the experience by helping to gain a stronger connection to the self. The artwork is meant to help tune into a sphere that is subjective and hyper personal and from there to reach into a compassionate empathetic and potentially healing reestablishment of connection with a more communal place or zone through unity and acceptance. As an artwork, 'Dive in..' focuses on creating a shared notion of creation. Part of the strategy of the performance lays in its attempt to achieve a moment of a shared basic experience that goes beyond its subjective context. The work relays on water-based elements because of their part in the elemental forces as well as our primordial memories of life in the womb. Water and its diffusing force as well as their part in our existence and essence are playing a part in the work narrative. Water signifies a possible symbiosis between our various counterparts and their specific rhythm and dynamics have been a major part of the inspiration for this work.